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Tuesday Aug 19 | Dear Kitty

Benjamin Britten's War Requiem commemorates World War I dead

THERE could be no more fitting work to recognise the centenary of " the war to end wars " than this great pacifist statement by Benjamin Britten on the pity of global conflict.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, War Requiem, Classical, History in the News, Arts, Poetry

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Berkeley Daily Planet

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach at The Greek Theater

On Tuesday night, August 12, world-renowned artist Yo-Yo Ma played three of Johann Sebastian Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello at The Greek Theater.


Related Topix: Classical, Bach, Yo-Yo Ma, Theater, Arts, Johann Sebastian Bach, Symphony

Sat Aug 09, 2014


Gerald Carpenter: Thomas Ade to Conduct Academy Festival Orchestra in All-Modern Finale

The dazzling young composer-pianist-conductor Thomas Ad will conduct the Music Academy of the West's Festival Orchestra in the closing concert of the 2014 Summer Festival, at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Granada Theatre .


Related Topix: Britten, Classical, Arts, Opera, Stravinsky

Thu Aug 07, 2014

BBC News

Choir unites Germany and UK in song

For much of the last 100 years getting these two countries to sing from the same hymn sheet has been something of a challenge.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, War Requiem, Classical

Tue Jul 29, 2014


We will Remember Them

TO COMMEMORATE the declaration of war, there will be a performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem at St Osmond's Church in Evershot on Monday August 4, starting at 2.30pm.


Related Topix: Classical

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Opera Review - Albert Herring' is a great catch at the Strand

Virtue is not its own reward - at least, not in Benjamin Britten's "Albert Herring," where the title character receives 25 pounds for leading a chaste life.


Related Topix: Britten, Classical, Rossini, Opera

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Jacob's Pillow: Mark Morris Dance Group Musician in the form of a dancer

The recent dances Mark Morris has brought to Jacob's Pillow reveal that he has outgrown his early reputation as the "bad boy of modern dance," and become a very good boy indeed.


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Modern Dance, Classical, Yo-Yo Ma, Bach, Britten, Entertainment